The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 23, 1881

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The receipts of grain in this harbour yesterday reached about 285,000 bushels.

The schr. Lily Hamilton's repairs have been completed. She has cleared for the west.

The schr. Hyderabad is loading railroad iron for Chicago at Gunn's new dock, on p.t.

The str. Princess Louise was hauled out this morning to receive a new wheel. She will be off this evening.

The square frames of Capt. James F. Allen's new tug are up. She will be ready for planking in a few days.

The schr. Nevada, from Chicago, corn, was the only vessel which passed through the Welland Canal for Kingston yesterday.

The tug Active had the misfortune to break a flange on her wheel while at Oswego. She will have to be hauled out to have it replaced.

The tug Mixer pulled off the str. Swan last night and brought her to this city. The latter was not much damaged by her accident.

The freights are tending downwards, and it is possible they will dip as low as two years ago, when many cargoes were carried at a loss.

Sunday a small yacht containing five persons arrived in Charlotte, having made the trip from Brighton, Ont., 65 miles, in seven hours under double reefs.

All the witnesses for the defence in the libel suit of Bewick vs. Hyderabad have been examined at Milwaukee. The libellants' witnesses will be examined, commencing on the 1st of July.

The lake barge Maggie, injured by running aground in Long Sault rapids, and hauled out at the shipyard here some days ago for repairs, will be ready for service by the end of the week.

The schr. Prussia unloaded her cargo of timber at Garden Island yesterday with the new steam apparatus, using steel wires to handle the timber. The work was done in a little less than four hours.

The barge Huron took on her first cargo of grain and proceeded to Montreal today. She carried 30,050 bushels at 8 ft. 10 in. draft of water. She displayed a broom at her mast-head, signifying that she had "swept the harbor" in carrying capacity. How about the John Gaskin now? Another authority asserts that the Huron had only 28,500 bushels on board.


Schr. Jessie Drummond, Chicago, lightened 3,000 ft. lumber.

Schr. Bangalore, Chicago, 23,552 bush. corn.

Schr. Penokee, Chicago, 22,000 bu. wheat.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Flower City, Oswego, flour.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Ocean, Montreal, sundries.

Tug Carlyle, Portland, two barges hay.

Barge Cayuga, 51 tons coal.

Barge Oswego, Oswego, 40 tons coal.

Barge Lisgar, Chicago, 21,000 bu. wheat.


Tug Carlyle, Cape Vincent, barges hay.

Tug H.A. Calvin, Montreal, six barges 110,000 bu. grain.

Str. Bienvenu, Toronto, passed down.

Lake Freights.

Toronto - freights still dull, and very little except through grain is moving. Rates remain firm at 1 3/4 cents to Kingston.

Chicago - Lake freights continue dull. Charters reported were schr. Defiance to Kingston at 6 cents, prop. Europe wheat to Montreal at 8 cents.

Detroit - No grain offering to Canada ports, but rates are nominal and unchanged at 8 cents to Montreal, and 5 1/4 cents to Kingston.

Toledo - Lake freights dull at 6 3/4 cents on wheat and 6 cents on corn to Oswego; 7 cents on wheat and 6 1/2 cents on corn to Ogdensburg, and 8 1/2 cents on wheat and 8 cents on corn to Montreal.

Wind Wafts - Capt. Horn, of schr. Fanny Campbell, thrown from buggy.

Yachting - Katie Gray, Surprise and Gracie to come from Belleville for regatta.

June 24, 1881


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 23, 1881